Hyatt Takes Concerns Over CPAC Stage “Very Seriously”

The Guardian reports:

The Hyatt Hotels Corporation called symbols of hate “abhorrent” on Sunday after the design of a stage at the right-wing Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at one of its hotels drew comparisons to a Norse rune used by Nazis during the second world war.

Hyatt said all aspects of conference logistics, including the stage design, were managed by the American Conservative Union, which organized the conference. The ceiling of the conference room featured a lighting display in the same shape as the stage, according to Reuters photographs.

In its statement on Sunday, Hyatt said: “We take the concern raised about the prospect of symbols of hate being included in the stage design at CPAC 2021 very seriously as all such symbols are abhorrent and unequivocally counter to our values as a company.”